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Thursday, June 9th, 2011
By Jay Clouse
Summer unofficially starts in 13 days but it felt like mid-August Wednesday as temperatures soared 94 degrees.
The temperature didn't break the record of 96 degrees recorded at the Dayton International Airport in 1933, but the area was placed under a heat index warning by the National Weather Association. [More]
Council members to consider establishing consistent guideline
By William Kincaid
CELINA - Mayor Sharon LaRue has not had to contribute toward her health insurance plan since taking office in 2004.
City council members are reviewing policies that set the salary and benefits of elected city officials. At a recent personnel and finance committee meeting, LaRue said when she became mayor she was told she didn't have to contribute toward her plan. [More]
Prelude to the Dream at Eldora Speedway
By Mike Ernst
ROSSBURG - Clint Bowyer has knocked on the door at the Prelude To The Dream for the past five years and on Wednesday night he finally kicked the door down!   
After five consecutive top-five finishes in the annual charity event at Eldora Speedway, Bowyer dominated Wednesday night's event by leading flag-to-flag to win the race for the first time as a driver. Bowyer is a champion for the second year in a row overall after Jimmie Johnson drove one of his cars to victory lane last season. [More]
Obituaries on June 9th, 2011
Jerri Hull Bright, 70, Findlay, died at 10:07 p.m. June 7, 2011, at her residence. [More]
William A. Huecker, 70, Coldwater, died at 11:05 p.m. June 7, 2011, at Mercer County Community Hospital, Coldwater. [More]
Local pictures on June 9th, 2011
Subscriber only stories on June 9th, 2011
New Bremen board accepts state funds for new school
Overnight theft spree includes guns, truck
Board member says he will forego salary
Pending law won't affect county's budget for special health care
Police seek information on recent car vandalisms
Stars to line the stage at Country Concert
Grand Lake ready for GLSCL play
Kahne excited for busy Speedweek
Goldschmidt excited to be managing Mariners
Cavaliers rally for win in the eighth